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D.C. cab cos. unite against ride-sharing services

Posted on August 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The rapid rise of ride-share services, led by the multibillion-dollar Uber, has galvanized the Washington region’s taxi industry in an unprecedented spirit of cooperation, The Washington Post reported.

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Cabdrivers are joining labor unions, labor organizers and cab companies are lobbying jointly, and rival taxi executives are sharing notes and filing complaints and lawsuits. Collectively they are resisting an industry that they say threatens their livelihoods and the well-being of consumers, according to the report.

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